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Well, sadly, it was finally that time... time to put our bikes to sleep for the winter. I was holding out to get just one more short ride in this month, but we woke up this morning to our first dusting of snow, so I reluctantly decided it was time for them to go into hibernation. (sob sob!) As some of you may recall, we were supposed to have had our brand-spanking-new 20x30 storage shed built by this fall, but we were not successful in finding someone to help us... so the two bikes have been shoe-horned into our back porch for the winter. (had to remove the highway bars from the V-Star, as the bike was two inches wider than our door opening, but no biggie) Well, as this is the Missus' home office... well, OK it's her laundry room... she was not overly thrilled with the new arrangements, but what can you do... certainly couldn't leave our babies sitting out in the cold all winter. So we squeezed them into the tiniest amount of space possible, and managed to park both of them into an area of just 8'x5', in our 8'x16' porch. But for the love of God... surely by next spring we will have found someone who wants to earn a few dollars to help us build a fricken shed! Sheesh! You'd think on this island of some 2,500 people, that someone would want to take our money!!

Anyway, as soon as we stashed both of our rides into their new winter digs, our little Chrissy decided that she wanted her picture taken, as her new sister Sheba has been such a camera hog of late, that poor Chrissy has felt left out! I just happened to be walking past with camera in hand, and Chrissy immediately hops up onto the seat and gives one bark... which in Shihtzu-speak means "take my picture now!"

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Just put mine away the other day.
 

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Mine stay plugged in and ready to roll all winter.
 

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the long range forecast for upstate NY this winter says the jet stream may stay low, bring warmer than normal conditions, but possibly more precipitation.

I started putting seafoam in my gas tank last week, but Im keeping the battery in the bike (will charge it every few weeks) and Im keeping the bike by the garage door.

I have yet to ride at least once in every month of the year.... 2018 is looking promising.
 

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We are going to get to 43 Saturday. With the sun out, it helps stay a bit warmer but going to add the stabil, go for a short ride and put it away unless the weather stays somewhat mild.
 

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I changed up my winterizing practices this year. My two main bikes normally go into storage at my workshop about 30 miles away (my other bikes live there all the time).

But this year those two are staying at home. If the chance presents itself, they're 30 feet away, not 30 miles away.

Downside? No room to park my car in garage if it's gonna snow. Between the bikes, Mrs. J's car, and Mrs. J's jun... I mean "boxes of stuff we may need some day (but haven't even opened in 15 years)"... it's full up.

Easy enough to 'redo' my winterizing if need be: top up the tank, add relevant amount of sta-bil, turn off petcock and run dry, plug in to tender.
 

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Put mine int the back of the garage and moved the snow blower to the front. Pretty sad, but we maybe in no snow country in a couple years!!
 

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man, motorcycles look so good inside homes. I wish I could park mine in the living room.
Agreed! If they look nice in just a lowly back porch, just think how good they'd look in the living room! So far, I haven't gotten mine past the laundry room... If only I had a larger living room, I would just have to give it a try, but we simply don't have enough space in there.
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The weather was 41 today so I went on an 70 mile ride.
Sun was out and had my gear on so I was not a bit cold.
I went to the ranch store and a guy got out of his truck and called me a stud. I asked why?
He replied "because its cold out!"
This guy could have easily bench pressed my bike with me on it!
I took it as a compliment!
Weather looking colder so sadly I topped off with gas and added stabil. :(
 

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Me and my wife attended Rider Skills Class today. Wasn't bad here in NC, around 50. We had to pull wife's bike out since it's been winterized and she wanted to do the class anyways (it is free!). Her bike is back to the shed, I'm planning to ride mine for a couple more weeks.
 
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